Rehabilitation

Can Occupational Therapy Help With Stroke Recovery?

When it comes to health issues with the potential to suddenly and drastically alter your lifestyle and ability to live independently, few events can compare to the impact of a stroke. The aftermath of suffering a stroke frequently includes physical issues, such as paralysis or balance problems. Many people also experience difficulty with memory and attention, trouble…Read More

Acute Wound Care for the Elderly – What Works

Whether you’re living on your own or in an assisted living community, knowing how to care for a wound properly is an important step in maintaining your independence as long as possible. Acute wounds can happen to anyone at any time, but because their skin is more fragile, the elderly are more at risk for…Read More

LSVT BIG® – A Promising Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimer’s disease is the first), afflicting approximately 1 million Americans. If you or a loved one are living with Parkinson’s disease, you are all too familiar with its unpleasant physical effects. The weakness, stiffness, slowness, tremors, and balance issues associated with Parkinson’s disease can greatly affect…Read More

Caring for Chronic Wounds in the Elderly

Whether seniors are living independently or in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, the importance of taking proper care of wounds cannot be overemphasized. Any wound should be kept clean and watched closely to ensure proper healing. However, there is a big difference between a simple scrape and a more serious chronic wound. Put…Read More

The Benefits of Aquatic Exercise for Aging Bodies

The importance of regular exercise doesn’t diminish as we age. In fact, an age-appropriate exercise program can go a long way towards maintaining a healthy active lifestyle well into the senior years. If you or someone you love have been trying to maintain an exercise program into your senior years, however,  you know all too well that many…Read More

When Short-Term Rehab Makes Sense After Surgery

Many of us would agree with the old saying, “There’s no place like home.” After all, home is familiar and comfortable, and it may also bring back fond memories of time spent with family and friends. As much as we may hate to admit it, though, home is not always the best place to recover…Read More